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Bachelor of Architecture
NC #5580, SC, VA, LA, GA, AL
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
Fellowship American Institute of Architects
A Bit About
Darrel, a founding partner and the owner of Neighboring Concepts, has spent almost a quarter-century demonstrating that the practice of architecture can transform communities socially as well as physically, with a focus on community and the urban context, not simply the buildings.
He got involved in community work because of concern for a dilapidated neighborhood park. That led to an appointment to the Parks and Recreation Commission, then to eight years as a Mecklenburg County commissioner. Since then he has poured his time and talents into building a multidisciplinary firm that produces thoughtful and sustainable urban planning, innovative architectural design and responsible real estate projects.